Eccles based Morson Group say that they're delighted their logo will sit proudly, front and centre upon the Red Devil's new shirts for the coming 2020 season and after the roller coaster ride of pride which the club brought to this City in 2019 we think it is a sound investment.
At the start of the season some had already written the team off but in true 'Spirit of Salford' style the team put up the fight of their lives and the result was a spectacular season which culminated with a place at the Bet Fred Super League final at Manchester United's Old Trafford ground.
Sadly the team failed to bring the trophy home but they most certainly did not fail Salford, they made us all proud and showcased our city across the world.
The club has had its fair share of woes in the past but under the leadership of head coach Ian 'Watto' Watson, the club has gone from strength to strength and is now seen as a major contender for title glory next season.
Salford Red Devils director Paul King said:
"This agreement is a symbol of the direction in which the club is travelling ahead of the 2020 season. To have formed a partnership with a global brand shows the level the club intends to operate at, following our Grand Final appearance.
"With Morson’s head office based in Salford, it also highlights our identity as a community club. We’ve been really encouraged by the number of businesses coming forward to support the club since our play-off campaign and hope to see this continue ahead of the 2020 season."
Morson's has a long history of supporting the City and giving back to the local community as its head offices are based in the City and the company takes great pride in its heritage. The company was founded in 1969 in Eccles where its offices still sit to this day. The company employ's many people from the surrounding areas as well as further afield and has contributed to the local community over the year. This was accelerated this year with donations of a £1000 per week made to local causes.
It is fantastic to see our local club supported by a local company who operate on a global scale, yet like the club still has great pride in its Salfordian roots.
Morson CEO, Ged Mason, OBE said this morning:
“We’re delighted to be involved with Salford Red Devils. Our company head office is still based in Salford and I lived and went to school in Salford, so there’s a lot of heritage. I’m obviously proud of my roots and thought it was a good time to support the local club.
"The Grand Final was a great event for the whole city, which led to me being asked to support the club and I was delighted to get the main sponsorship position on the shirt. Hopefully the momentum and enthusiasm from the final will carry on and the community will get behind the club.
"Local businesses have had the opportunity to advertise on the shirt as well, which was a great idea, and I’m pleased that the winning company, Cannon, are based in Trafford Park, so quite local. The benefits that Salford offer through TV coverage now, and their performance on the pitch, elevates what they offer to sponsors.
"The coverage was one of the decisions which helped me decide to advertise on the shirt, because of the fantastic reach it has.
"I know the back office are working their socks off to help the club and get more sponsorship in and I think if we can all rally round and support our local club, and support the local community, it will be an exciting season ahead."
Salford is on the up.